Grows In Total Viewers And Key Demo Year Over Year
Ranks #1 Across The Board Season To Date
August 18, 2020 – Meet the Press with Chuck Todd (MTP) was the #1 most-watched Sunday show in the key demo this past Sunday, August 16, according to Nielsen Media Research. Season-to-date, MTP is the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board.
Sunday’s broadcast featured interviews with National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and averaged 3.125 million total viewers, topping ABC’s This Week by double-digits: +14 percent (+381,000). Compared to the same Sunday last year, MTP was up nine percent in total viewers (+261,000). Note, CBS’ Face the Nation continues to rate for only the first 30 minutes of its hour-long broadcast.
MTP was #1 in the demo most valued by news advertisers. 698,000 A25-54 key demo viewers tuned into the Sunday program: seven percent (+48,000) more than ABC’s This Week and +19 percent (+110,000) more than CBS’ Face the Nation. Compared to last week, MTP was up one percent (+6,000), and compared to the same Sunday last year, MTP saw a viewership increase of four percent (+25,000).
An additional 933,000 total viewers and 162,000 A25-54 viewers watched the Sunday program through rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.
MTP continues to dominate the influential Washington, D.C. market, more than doubling the competition across the board and winning every Sunday with total viewers in over five years (since March 22, 2015).
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NATIONAL AVERAGES – SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||52||3,125||698|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||3,241||588|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||2,909||520|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1,209||311|
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MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD
Meet the Press with Chuck Todd is where newsmakers come to make news — setting the political agenda and spotlighting the impact Washington decision-making has on Americans across the country. It is the #1 most-watched Sunday public affairs show for the 2018-2019 season, reaching more than three million viewers every Sunday and millions more through social, digital and on-demand platforms. Meet the Press brings its authority and influencer interviews to MSNBC with MTP Daily weekdays at 1 p.m. ET and to The Chuck ToddCast. It’s the longest-running show in television history, recently expanding its brand to include a political short-documentary film festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute. Chuck Todd is the political director of NBC News and the moderator of Meet the Press; John Reiss is the executive producer.